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President Museveni advises taxi drivers to form apex body

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has directed taxi associations in the country to form one apex body for proper management and regulation. According to State Minister for Kampala Benny Namugwanya, the president is concerned that the numerous splinter groups and associations of taxi drivers and operators …

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MPs pray for peaceful 2021 elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on Thursday gathered for an inter-denominational prayers in which they prayed for a peaceful 2021 general election and protection against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The prayers that attracted 80 people in a socially distanced setting took place at the Parliament parking …

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Parliament seeks explanation for Mak student death

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has directed the Minister of Internal Affairs to explain the circumstances surrounding the death of Emmanuel Tegu, a student of Makerere University. Tegu, a student of veterinary medicine was allegedly beaten by a mob near Lumumba Hall in Makerere University two weeks ago. …

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Parliament summons Minister Anywar over Kiwula forest action report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has summoned the State Minister for Environment Beatrice Anywar to present to parliament an action report on actions taken to save Kiwula Central Forest Reserve in Kayunga district. Kadaga’s summon to the State Minister to present a report …

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Interim mayors demand additional funding for new cities

Jinja, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Mayor of Jinja municipality Majid Batambuze has tasked government to ensure immediate funding of the newly created cities. Seven regional cities namely; Jinja, Arua, Fort Portal, Mbale, Mbarara, Gulu and Masaka started operations on Wednesday. However, the interim leaders have stressed inadequate funding as …

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